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LCZO -- GIS/Map Data -- land use -- Puerto Rico -- (2000-2016)


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Abstract

This data publication contains five shapefiles generated in 2017, covering the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. Using information gathered from 2000-2016, these data were developed through geospatial analyses using a set of simple criteria to identify areas well-suited to mechanized agriculture, areas well-suited to non-mechanized agriculture on moderate to steep slopes, and areas suitable for forestry practices, including timber harvest potential, where greater forest cover has benefits in terms of soil conservation and water management. These are steeper slopes where timber production may be integrated with agroforestry, shade coffee, non-timber forest product uses, or other forms of sustainable activity that maintain a high degree of forest cover. Also included are shapefiles representing conservation priority areas, and an impervious surface layer for Puerto Rico.

The data were created to guide land use decisions toward lands most suitable for agriculture, forestry, and conservation in Puerto Rico.

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Resource Level Coverage

Spatial

Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:
WGS 84 EPSG:4326
Coordinate Units:
Decimal degrees
Place/Area Name:
Northeastern Puerto Rico and the Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico
North Latitude
18.5297°
East Longitude
-65.2185°
South Latitude
17.8741°
West Longitude
-67.9573°

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LCZO -- GIS/Map Data -- land use -- Puerto Rico -- (2000-2016)


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Description/Abstract

This data publication contains five shapefiles generated in 2017, covering the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. Using information gathered from 2000-2016, these data were developed through geospatial analyses using a set of simple criteria to identify areas well-suited to mechanized agriculture, areas well-suited to non-mechanized agriculture on moderate to steep slopes, and areas suitable for forestry practices, including timber harvest potential, where greater forest cover has benefits in terms of soil conservation and water management. These are steeper slopes where timber production may be integrated with agroforestry, shade coffee, non-timber forest product uses, or other forms of sustainable activity that maintain a high degree of forest cover. Also included are shapefiles representing conservation priority areas, and an impervious surface layer for Puerto Rico.

The data were created to guide land use decisions toward lands most suitable for agriculture, forestry, and conservation in Puerto Rico.

Creator/Author

Gould, William, A.|Wadsworth, Frank, H.|Quinones, Maya.|Fain, Stephen J.|Alvarez-Berrios, Nora L.

CZOs

Luquillo

Contact

William Gould, william.a.gould@usda.gov

Subtitle

areas for agriculture, forestry, and conservation in Puerto Rico; impervious surfaces




SUBJECTS

Disciplines

GIS / Remote Sensing

Topics

GIS/Map Data

Subtopic

land use

Keywords

Climate change|Hydrology|watersheds|sedimentation|Natural Resource Management & Use|Landscape management|Agroforestry|Conservation|Timber|agriculture|forestry|land use|tropical agriculture|tropical forests|food resources|Caribbean|Puerto Rico

Variables

land use classification

Variables ODM2

GIS/Map Data




TEMPORAL

Date Start

2000-01-01

Date End

2016-01-01




SPATIAL

Field Areas

Northeastern Puerto Rico and the Luquillo Mountains

Location

Puerto Rico

North latitude

18.52965

South latitude

17.87407

West longitude

-67.95734

East longitude

-65.21851




REFERENCE

Citation

Gould, William, A.; Wadsworth, Frank, H.; Quiñones, Maya.; Fain, Stephen J.; Álvarez-Berríos, Nora L. 2018. Shapefiles containing potential areas for agriculture, forestry, and conservation in Puerto Rico. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2018-0004

CZO ID

7175



Additional Metadata

Name Value
czos Luquillo
czo_id 7175
citation Gould, William, A.; Wadsworth, Frank, H.; Quiñones, Maya.; Fain, Stephen J.; Álvarez-Berríos, Nora L. 2018. Shapefiles containing potential areas for agriculture, forestry, and conservation in Puerto Rico. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2018-0004
keywords Climate change, Hydrology, watersheds, sedimentation, Natural Resource Management & Use, Landscape management, Agroforestry, Conservation, Timber, agriculture, forestry, land use, tropical agriculture, tropical forests, food resources, Caribbean, Puerto Rico
subtitle areas for agriculture, forestry, and conservation in Puerto Rico; impervious surfaces
variables land use classification
disciplines GIS / Remote Sensing

How to Cite

Failed to generate citation - invalid creator name.Failed to generate citation - invalid creator name.M. Quinones, S. J. Fain, N. L. Alvarez-Berrios (2019). LCZO -- GIS/Map Data -- land use -- Puerto Rico -- (2000-2016), HydroShare, http://www.hydroshare.org/resource/4d0c04e3a7d34f48a465ba5d7bed4472

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